4 couple dances written by

Geof Owen  
Folk Dance Caller and Choreographer

 
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  Name
59 and Counting
© Geof Owen 1998
   
  Date written 1998
Format 4 couples long ways, First & third couples improper
A1 1-4 In fours, circle right all the way
5-8 First man takes second lady round partners (anti-clockwise) into third lady’s and fourth man’s places while fourth man takes third lady round partners (anti-clockwise) into first man’s and second lady’s places
A2 1-4 In fours, circle left all the way
5-8 First lady takes second man round partners (clockwise) into third man’s and fourth lady’s places while fourth lady takes third man round partners (clockwise) to first lady’s and second man’s places
(4-3-2-1)
B1 1-4 On the ends, half a right hand star, then in the middle, half a left hand star
5-8 All back to back with partner
(3-1-4-2)
C1 1-8 First and fourth men (in middle) start a hey for four, passing left shoulders, with second and third ladies
C2 1-8 First and fourth ladies (in middle) start a hey for four, passing right shoulders, with second and third men
(3-1-4-2)
Notes first published in "A Final Helping of Sadler‘s salad"
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  Name
Admirable Nelson
© Geof Owen 2006
  Adapted from Admiral Nelson
  Date written 2006
Format 4 couples long ways
A1 1-8 In fours circle left and back right.
A2 1-8 First and third ladies followed by partner cast down around second and fourth couples respectively, cross and cast back up to place.
B1 1-8 First and third men followed by partner cast down around second and fourth couples respectively, cross and cast back up to place.
B2 1-8 In fours, right and left through and back.
C1 1-8 Hands eight, circle left eight steps and back right to place
C2 1-4 All left hand turn partner.
5-8 All right hand turn neighbour.
D1 1-8 Still facing neighbour, grand chain back to these places. (Needs to be danced!)
D2 1-4 All face partner, set and turn single. (If time – grand chain may take longer!)
5-8 First couple cast to fourth place, others lead up.
Notes Admiral Nelson is a Scottish dance of 64 bars. I found that the fourth couple only danced 24 bars and the third couple 32 bars of the sequence. A waste of 4 dancers! so I amended it
  Suggested Tunes Tarry A While on “Celtic Steps” CD by Lindsay Weir and her Scottish Dance Band (8x32 bars jig) or any Scottish jig that’s 8x32bars
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  Name
As Time Goes By
© Geof Owen 2016
  Date written 2016
Format 4 couple 2nd and 4th couple improper
A1 1-4 Middle men (2 & 3) go right for right hand stars on the ends while middle ladies (2 & 3) set and cross left.
5-8 All back to back current partner by the right.
A2 1-4 Middle ladies (2 & 3) go left for left hand stars on the ends while middle men (2 & 3) set and cross right.
5-8 All back to back partner by the left.
(1-3i-2-4i)
B1 1-4 In fours at each end, poussette half way men pushing.
(3i-1-4i-2)
5-8 In fours at each end, first corners (ladies) cross, second corners (men) cross.
(1i-3-2i-4)
B2  1-4 Middle couples, second corners (ladies) cross, first corners (men) cross.
(1i-2-3i-4)
5-8 Top couple cast to bottom of set while other couple two hand turn once round moving up a place.
(2-3i-4-1i)
Notes first published 2016 on this web site
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  Name
The British Olympian (or Twenty-Twelve)
© Geof Owen 2008
   
  Date written 2008
Format 4 couple longways
A1 1-2 First couple cast a place as second couple lead up.
3-4 First and third couples (middle couples) circle left half way.
5-8 All back to back.
8-10 All set right and left
(2 - 3imp - 1imp - 4)
A2 1-2 Fourth couple cast up a place as first couple (in 3rd place) lead down
3-4 Third and fourth couples (middle couples) circle left half way
5-8 All back to back
8-10 All set right and left
(2 - 4imp - 3 - 1imp)
B1 1-2 In fours at each end, circle left half way. (2nd + 4th & 1st + 3rd).
3-4 In the middle, circle right half way. (1st & 2nd).
5-6 In fours at each end, circle left half way. (1st + 4th & 2nd + 3rd)
7-8 All set right and left.

(1 - 4imp - 3 - 2imp)
9-12 Top couple (1st) cast to invert the set, second and fourth couples crossing at the top to finish proper.
(2-3-4-1)
Notes  
  Suggested Tunes The British Olympian © Chris Dewhurst

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  Name
Clutching at Straws
© Geof Owen 2015
  Date written 2015
Format 4 couple: 1st & 3rd couples improper
Note After first turn of the dance, 2nd & 4th couples are improper. This will alternate each time through
A1 1-4 End couples (1st & 4th) do ⅜ of a figure of eight through nearest middle couple to finish at the side of middle couples in lines of four of facing each other (head lines).
5-8 Lines fall back and go forward bending the line.

(2-1-4i-3i)
A2 1-4 All back to back partner.
5-8 Middle couples (1st & 4th) half a figure of eight through nearest end couple.

(2-1i-4-3i)
B1 1-4 Ends face middles, middles face ends and hey for four half way.

(3i-4-1i-2)
5-8 All set to partner and two hand turn half way.

(3-4i-1-2i)
B2  1-8 Bottom couple (2nd) half stars to the top starting right hand. All step right and honour.

(2-3i-4-1i)
Notes first published on this web site 2015
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  Name
Crosspatch
© Geof Owen 2003
   
  Date written 2003
Format 4 couples long ways
A1 1-4 First and fourth couples (end couples) right hand turn halfway into right-hand stars halfway on the ends.
5-8 Middle two couples, first man and fourth lady (first corners) cross, first lady and fourth man (second corners) cross.
A2 1-4 Hands eight, circle left halfway.
5-8 All back to back partner.
B1 1-4 In fours, circle left.
5-8 End couples drop hands with partner and form open-ended rings at each end. Third man (top man on men?s side) trails his minor set down ladies? side to finish in fourth lady?s place while second lady (bottom lady on ladies? side) trails her minor set up men?s side to finish in first man?s place.
B2 1-4 Lines go forward and back.
5-8 On right diagonal, all who can cross right shoulder to change. On left diagonal, all who can cross left shoulder to change.
C1 1-4 In fours, left hand star.
5-8 Second and third couples (middle couples) circle left half way and cross back while end couples back to back partner.
C2 1-8 First couple progress to bottom of set in a series of half stars starting with half a right-hand star with second couple then half left with third couples and finally half right with fourth couple. All turn single right.
Notes first published in a Lead a Merry dance
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  Name
The Dripping Tap
© Geof Owen 2014
  Date written 2014
Format 4 couple
A1 1-4 In fours at each end, right hand star.
5-8 Top couple cast to bottom of set while others set and lead up one place.

(2-3-4-1)
A2 1-4 In fours, first corners cross, second corners cross.

(3i-2i-1i-4i)
5-8 Hands four and circle left half way and turn single.

(2-3-4-1)
B1 1-8 Bottom couple, beginning with right hands, half stars to the top and all cross over.

(1-2-3-4)
B2  1-4 In fours at each end, left hand star.
5-8 Top couple cast to bottom of set while others set and lead up one place.

(2-3-4-1)
Notes first published 2015 on this web site
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  Name
Fawkes’ Folly
© Geof Owen 2009
   
  Date written 2009
Format 4 couples long ways
A1 1-4 Top lady and bottom man cast to invert their line.
5-8 Hands six, circle left half way.

(1i-2i-3i-4i)
A2 1-4 Top lady and bottom man cast to invert their line.
5-8 Hands six, circle right half way.

(1-2-3-4)
B1 1-4 On the right diagonal, set and change across.
5-8 On the left diagonal, set and change across.
B2 1-4 On the right diagonal, set and change across.
5-8 On the left diagonal, set and change across.

(4i-3i-2i-1i)
C1 1-4 In fours at each end, circle left half way and turn single right.
5-8 Set to partner and two hand turn halfway. (3i-4i-1i-2i)
C2 1-4 Top two couple (4th & 3rd) right hand star halfway. Fourth couple with second couple left hand star halfway.
5-8 Fourth couple with first couple right hand star halfway.
All turn single right, men finishing facing down and ladies facing up. (Except last time through when you finish facing your partner)
(4-1-2-3)
Notes  
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  Name
Guest Appearance
© Geof Owen 2003
  Date written 2003
Format 4 couples long ways
A1 1-4 All back to back with partner.
5-8 Middle couples (second & third) cast to nearest end while first couple cross down and fourth couple cross up.
A2 1-4 Middle couples (first & fourth) face and two-hand turn while end couples two-hand turn partner.
5-8 Ends face middles for hey for four half way.
B1 1-4 All set right and left to partner and cross over.
5-8 Middle couples (first & fourth) right hand star half way while end couples right hand turn half way and all turn single left.
B2 1-4 Middle couples (first & fourth) cast to nearest end while end couples go forward to meet and right and left through.
5-8 First couple cast to bottom place while other couples lead up.
Notes first published in a Lead a Merry dance
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  Name
Harvest Home
© Geof Owen 2001
  Date written 2001
Format 4 couple set — Beckett formation
Notes 4 x 32bars
A1 1-4 Lines fall back, come forward and cross over
5-8 All two hand turn opposite
A2 1-4 Swing partner finishing with lady on man’s right
5-8 Do-si-do opposite
B1 1-4 On the right diagonal, individually change across. On the left diagonal, individually change across
5-8 Lines fall back, come forward and cross over
B2  1-4 In fours at each end, circle left half way and cross back
5-8 All set and turn single
Notes first published in "Step This Way"
  Suggested Tunes *Harvest Home*The Dance at the Phoenix*The Mellstock Band*
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  Name
Hobgoblin
© Geof Owen 2015
  Date written 2015
Format 4 couple
A1 1-4 End couples face middle couples and two slow changes round the set (across on the ends).
5-8 All set and cross by the right, turn to face.
A2 1-4 All move one place to the left and turn single left.
5-8 Back to back opposite by the left shoulder.
B1 1-4 End couples face middle couples and two slow changes round the set (across on the ends).
5-8 All set and cross by the right, turn right to face.
B2  1-4 All move one place to the left and turn single left.
5-8 Back to back partner by the left shoulder.
C1 1-4 First couple progress to bottom of set with half stars starting right hands and all cross by the right.
C2 1-4 In fours at each end, circle left and back right and finish facing neighbour
Notes first published on this web site 2015
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Name
In Memory
© Geof Owen 2016
Date written 2016
Format 4 couple longways
Note In memory of my wife who died in February 2016
A1 1-4 Middle couples (2 & 3) right hand star.
5-8 In fours at each end, left hand star.
A2 1-4 First and third couples set and two hand turn halfway.
(1i-2-3i-4)
5-8 All set in fours at each end and circle left halfway.
(2i-1-4i-3)
B1 1-4 Top couple cast to invert the set.
(3-4i-1-2i)
5-8 In fours, first corners (men) cross, second corners (ladies) cross.
(4-3i-2-1i)
B2 1-4 Fourth and second couples (in 1st & 3rd places) set and two hand turn halfway.
(4i-3i-2i-1i)
5-8 All set in fours at each end and circle left halfway.
(3-4-1-2)
C1 1-8 Top couple half stars to the bottom starting right hands.
(4i-1i-2i-3i)
C2 1-4 All back to back partner.
5-8 All set and two hand turn halfway.
(4-1-2-3)
Notes first published on this web site 2016
Suggested Tunes Wangletang Down - Hilary's Humours Vol 2 - Keeping Time
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  Name
Melbourne House
© Geof Owen 1997
   
  Date written 1997
Format 4 couples long ways, First & fourth couples improper
A1 1-4 Second and third couples two-hand turn halfway, second couple cast up as third couple cast down (First and fourth couples do not move)
5-8 In fours, set to corners and turn single
9-12 In fours, circle left and open into facing lines across, second and third couples in the middle
A2 1-8 Lines forward and back, and cross over
9-12 On the ends, left hand star half way
B1 1-4 All set right and left twice to partner
5-8 Circle eight halfway and turn single
9-12 In fours, circle left and open into lines facing across (4-3-2-1)
B2 1-4 First couple arch, others lead down under the arch and back up
5-8 In fours, four changes of a circular hey
9-12 Middle couples (third & fourth) circle left while end couples (first & second) two hand turn half way
Notes first published in "A Second Helping of Sadler‘s"
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  Name
Moving Pictures
© Geof Owen 1996
   
  Date written 1996
Format 4 couples long ways, First & third couples improper
A 1-4 Set to partner,
first and fourth couples cast to form headlines,
all face up
5-8 In lines up a double and back
9-10 Half a right hand star on the ends
11-12 Half a left hand star in the middle
13-16 Third couple cast up as second couple cast down and
first and fourth couples separate and move to nearest side to form square set,
set to (new) partner
B1 1-4 Head couples right and left through (two changes)
5-8 Side couples right and left through (two changes)
9-12 Third couple lead up and finish below the second couple
as first and fourth couples cross below third couple by right shoulder,
all turn single to face
13-16 All do-si-do partner
Notes first published in "Saddlers’ Salad"
  Suggested Tunes Fanny Sulyard’s Delight on “Blackburne Tunes” CD by Stowfolk (4 x 32 bars)
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  Name
Parkside Promenade
© Geof Owen 1996
   
  Date written 1996
Format 4 couples long ways
A 1-4 Men lead up and round ladies finishing facing down,
ladies face down
5-8 Take new partner in promenade hold and promenade up the set to men’s place
B 1-4 Ladies lead up and round men finishing facing down,
men face down
5-8 Take original partner in promenade hold and promenade up the set back to place
(4-3-2-1)
C 1-8 First couple cast up and weave the set on their own sides, round fourth couple and weave back down the set to place
D 1-4 First couple arch at bottom, others go down through the arch and back to top
5-8 Left hand star on the ends and back right (2-3-4-1)
Notes first published in "Saddlers’ Salad"
  Suggested Tunes Four Leaf Clover on “Sold As Heard” CD by Stowfolk (4 x 32 bars)
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  Name
Pass the Port
© Geof Owen 1998
   
  Date written 1998
Format 4 couples long ways, First & third couples improper
A1 1-4 In fours, circle right all the way
5-8 First and fourth couples drop partners’ hands
First man leads circle down on men’s side
Fourth man leads circle up on ladies’ side
All face across
A2 1-4 In fours, circle left all the way
5-8 First and fourth couples (top and bottom — with each other’s partner) drop hands with each other
First lady leads circle down on ladies’ side
Fourth lady leads circle up on men’s side
(4-3-2-1)
B1 1-8 Ends face middles on the side, hey for four starting with couples passing right shoulders
B2 1-4 First couple arch at bottom of set, others lead down outside and come up through the arch
5-8 All two-hand turn partner
Notes first published in "A Final Helping of Sadler‘s salad"
   
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  Name
Pelsall Common
© Geof Owen 2015
  Date written 2015
Format 4 couple Becket
A1 1-4 All back to back partner.
5-8 All back to back opposite.
A2 1-4 In fours at each end, circle left.
5-8 Middle men drop left hand with neighbour and lead line round the back of the other line to finish facing out at the opposite end of the set from where they started. (Back to back with opposite couple).
B1 1-4 All set and courteously turn to face across.
5-8 Second long corners (top couple on ladies' side and bottom couple on men's side) right and left through to change places.
B2  1-4 Hands eight and circle left half way.
5-8 Lines go forward and back.
Note 1 Progression is one place anticlockwise. Click here to see position diagram
Note 2 first published on this web site 2015
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  Name
Put Your Feet Up
© Geof Owen 2002
  Tune 4x32bars
  Date written 2002
Format 4 couples long ways, 2nd & 3rd couples improper
A1 1-4 First and second couples right hand star while third and fourth couples do likewise (stars on the ends)
5-8 Second and third couples (middle couples) face and give left hands and pull by then give right hands to end couple they meet and pull by
  diagram
A2 1-4 All do-si-do partner
5-8 End couples (2nd & 3rd couples) do half a figure of eight through nearest middle couple
  diagram
B1 1-4 Middle couples (1st & 4th couples) circle left halfway and cross back
5-8 Bottom couple (2nd couple) lead to top of set
  diagram
B2 1-4 Middle couples (3rd & 4th couples) set and two hand turn partners halfway while end couples two hand turn all the way
5-8 Lines fall back and come forward
  diagram
Notes  
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  Name
Snakes and Ladders
© Geof Owen 1998
  Tune 4x32bars
  Date written 1998
Format 4 couples long ways, 3rd & 4th couples improper
A1 1-4 All do-si-do partner
5-8 Second and third men cross right shoulder, go right round end of set into first and fourth ladies places while first and second ladies move down and third and fourth ladies move up (ladies fill the gap)
A2 1-4 In fours, circle left ¾
5-8 Set to opposite going forward and fall back turning single
B1 1-4 Second and third ladies two hand turn half way then first and third ladies and
second and fourth ladies two hand turn half way on the side (3-1-4-2)
5-8 Lead a cast from the top to invert the set (2-4-1-3)
B2 1-4 At the bottom (1st & 3rd couples) half a left hand star
In the middle (3rd & 4th couples) half a right hand star (2-3-4-1)
5-8 Second and fourth couples, half a figure of eight down through third and first couples respectively
Notes  
  Suggested Tunes 32 bar reels
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  Name
Tea Cup Mansion
© Geof Owen 2014
  Date written 2014
Format 4 couple
A1 1-4 First and third ladies followed by their partners cast down one place and finish facing men's wall. Second and fourth couples lead up and turn to face ladies' wall.
5-8 In fours at each end single file circle clockwise.
A2 1-4 Middle two couples single file circle anticlockwise while end couples right hand turn.
5-8 All back to back partner.

(2-1i-4-3i)
B1 1-4 In fours at each end, set to corner and then ladies cross.
5-8 In fours at each end, set to corner and then petronella turn one place to the right.

(1i-2-3i-4)
B2  1-4 In fours, half poussette with first and third couples a draw poussette while second and fourth couples plain poussette.
5-8 All set and turn single.

(2-1-4-3)
C1 1-8 Top couple progress with half stars to bottom place, right with second couple, left with third couple and right with fourth couple. All turn single left.

(1i-4i-3i-2i)
C2  1-4 Top couple cast to invert the set.
5-8 All set and two hand turn half way.

(2-3-4-1)
Notes first published 2015 on this web site
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  Name
Tea Pot Hall
© Geof Owen 2014
  Date written 2014
Format 4 couple
A1 1-4 First and third ladies, followed by their partners, cast down a place and stay facing out. Second and fourth couples lead up and face ladies' wall
5-8 In fours at each end, single file circle clockwise.
A2 1-4 Middle couples (1 & 4) single file circle anticlockwise while end couples right hand turn.
5-8 All back to back partner.
B1 1-8 Top couple with couple below, right hand star half way, then left hand star half way with next couple, then right hand star half way the next couple. All turn single left.
B2  1-4 In fours at each end, men cross then ladies cross.
5-8 Top couple cast to invert the set.
C1 1-4 Second and fourth ladies, followed by their partners, cast up a place and stay facing out.
5-8 First and third couple lead down and face ladies' wall
In fours at each end, single file circle anti clockwise.
C2  1-4 Middle couples (3 & 4) single file circle clock wise while end couples left hand turn.
5-8 All set to partner and two hand turn half way.

(2-3-4-1)
Notes first published 2015 on this web site
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  Name
Three Jays
© Geof Owen 2017
  Date written 2017
Note For Julie, Joyce & John from Lichfield FDC - 80th birthdays
Format 4 couple - 2nd & 4th couples improper
A1 1-4 Long lines go forward and back.
5-8 All back to back partner.
A2 1-8 In fours, draw poussette 3/4, men pulling (couples now facing up and down room) then couples who are back to back in middle of set pass right shoulder to form set across the room.
B1 1-4 All two hand turn partner.
5-8 Two middle couples straight poussette halfway, men pull to begin.
B2 1-8 Hands eight and circle right 3/4 and reform longways set. All turn single right.
C1 1-8 Top couple progress to bottom of the set by a series of half stars starting right hand.
C2 1-4 In fours, circle left halfway and turn single left.
5-8 All two hand turn neighbour.
Notes first published on this web site 2017
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Name
Through the Keyhole
© Geof Owen 2017
Tune: 32 bars
Date written 2017
Format 4 couple - 1st & 3rd couples improper
A1 1-4 All set twice while end ladies cast to the other end of their line of dancers.
5-8 Lines fall back and come forward moving left to line up with new partner.
A2 1-4 End ladies cast to invert their line
5-8 Do-si-do partner by the right
B1 1-4 All set twice while end men cast to the other end of their line of dancers.
5-8 Lines fall back and come forward moving right to line up with partner.
B2 1-4 End men cast to invert their line
5-8 Do-si-do partner by the left.
C1 1-4 Middle men cross, middle ladies cross.
5-8 All two hand turn partner.
C2 1-4 In fours right hand star.
5-8 In fours circle right.
Notes first published on this web site 2017
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  Name
Tie the Bow
© Geof Owen 1999
  Date written 1999
Format 4 couple — 1st & 3rd couples improper
A 1-4 Ends face middles, do-si-do neighbour
5-8 Second and third couples right hand star (middle couples star right)
9-12 First and second couples left hand star while third and fourth couples left hand star (left hand stars on the ends)
13-16 On coming out of the star, second and third ladies followed by partners cast round nearest end couple almost back to place
B 1-8 Second and third ladies start a hey for four on the diagonal passing right shoulders, followed by partners back to place
9-12 All set and turn single
13-16 Do-si-do partner
C 1-4 End couples (1st & 4th) do half a figure of eight through nearest middle couple
4-8 Middle couples (2nd & 3rd) do half a figure of eight through nearest end couple
9-16 First couple lead down the set four steps, turn and lead back Cast to weave the set to bottom place, others moving up
Notes first published in "Step This Way"
  Suggested Tunes *Sprigs of Heather*Sold as Heard*Stowfolk*
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  Name
Trip to Melbourne
© Geof Owen 2012
  Date written 2012
Format 4 couple
A1 1-4 First couple cast on their own side to invert the set.
5-8 In fours, bottom four (1st & 2nd) right hand star while top four (3rd & 4th) left hand star.
A2 1-4 As star gets back to place, middle men (2nd & 3rd) join inside hands and lead across followed by 1st & 4th man, 1st & 4th lady and 2nd & 3rd lady to form head lines.
5-8 On the right diagonal change, on the left diagonal change.
B1 1-4 First couple cast to invert the set.
5-8 In fours at each end, 1st & 2nd couples right hand star while 3rd & 4th couples left hand star.
B2  1-4 As star gets back to place, middle men (2nd & 3rd) join inside hands and lead across followed by 1st & 4th man, 1st & 4th lady and 2nd & 3rd lady to form head lines.
5-8 On the right diagonal change, on the left diagonal change.
C1 1-4 Lines fall back, come forward and cross with partner.
5-8 Do-si-do partner.
C2  1-8 Bottom couple (1st) arch, others lead down through the arch and cast back.

(2-3-4-1)
Notes first published 2015 on this web site
  Suggested Tunes Liberty Bodice - Upstream - The Bismarks
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  Name
Wait Until Dark
© Geof Owen 2007
   
  Date written 2007
Format 4 couples long ways
A1 1-4 First couple cross and cast down two places, 2nd & 3rd couples moving up.
5-8 In fours, circle left.
A2 1-4 Fourth couple cross and cast up two places, 1st & 3rd couples lead down
5-8 In fours, circle right.
B1 1-4 Poussettes to change. Improper couples (1st & 4th) draw poussette up half way while proper couples (2nd & 3rd) plain poussette down half way.
5-8 All two hand turn partner.
B2  1-4 Middle couples (1st & 2nd) poussette half way to change places, 2nd man pull, 1st man push.
5-8 Join hands along your lines, fall back a double and come forward.

Set is now (4-1-2-3)
Notes  
  Suggested Tunes Ruby Revelry on “Round Robin” CD by The Flying Romanos (4 x 32 bars)
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  Name
The Windmill
© Geof Owen 2001
  Date written 2001
Format 4 couple longways
Note First and second couples are improper
All men are in line up and down
A1 1-8 Men turn back on partner.
Men join hands, ladies take inside hands.
Men do four-hand turn with ladies following round.
A2 1-8 Middle couple face end couples.
Men hey for four, begin by crossing right shoulders while ladies do a grand chain round the men and back to place.
B1 1-4 Second and third couples right hand star half way and turn single.
5-8 All do-si-do partner.
B2 1-4 Top two couples half poussette with top man pushing and bottom man pulling.
Bottom two couples do likewise simultaneously.
5-8 In fours, on the ends, right hand star.
Notes first published in "Step This Way"
  Suggested Tunes *Firm Foundations*Cumbriana Jones*Cumbrian Gap*
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  Name
Woodentop
© Geof Owen 2018
  Date written 2018
Format 4 couple - 2nd and 4th couple improper
A1 1-4 All set then end couples cast to middle places as middles move to nearest end.
5-8 Middle couples right hand star halfway and turn single left while end couples right hand turn halfway and turn single left.
A2 1-4 In fours, circle left once round.
5-8 All back to back with partner.
B1 1-4 All set then end couples cast to middle places as middles move to nearest end.
5-8 Middle couples left hand star halfway and turn single right while end couples left hand turn halfway and turn single right.
B2  1-2 In fours with men pulling, draw poussette halfway.
3-4 Middle two couple straight poussette halfway while end couples two hand turn halfway. (3-1i-4-2i)
5-8 Lines fall back and come forward.
Notes first published 2018 on this web site
  Suggested Tunes Butterfly Silver-Not quite the 2 of us-Sue Stapledon
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